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Pigeon pea vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Amaranth grain

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc in Pigeon pea is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 109% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Pigeon pea contains 43 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. While Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, Amaranth grain contains only 0.015mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Amaranth grain, cooked.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +176.6%
Contains more Iron +149%
Contains more Magnesium +181.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%
Contains more Potassium +931.1%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Copper +609.4%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +176.6%
Contains more Iron +149%
Contains more Magnesium +181.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%
Contains more Potassium +931.1%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Copper +609.4%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +4186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150.4%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150.4%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pigeon pea Amaranth grain
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 16.59g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 3.8g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 62.78g 18.69g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 102kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g 2.1g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 47mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2.1mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 65mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 148mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 135mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 2.76mg 0.86mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.149mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.015mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.022mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.235mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.113mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 22µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.33g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g g Pigeon pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Amaranth grain
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Pigeon pea
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
36
Amaranth grain

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
130%
Pigeon pea
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 75)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.33g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.